Tuesday, November 15, 2016

15 November 2016 Update!

A New (Deja Vu) Assignment!

Dear prayer partners,

These past 18 months have been full of transitions for our family. We left Oaxaca in July 2015 to spend ten months in the USA on Stateside Assignment. While in the USA from July 2015 to May 2016 our mission agency underwent radical changes. Our job assignment changed and we have been praying for months for the Father to show us exactly where He wants us to serve.

Over the past couple of months the Father has led us back home to our Sending Church at First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS. Jeff will begin serving as Minister of Students/Missions on January 1, 2017. We're excited about this new ministry opportunity in a very strategic place with a wonderful church family. We will end our employment with the IMB but hopefully we can continue our relationship with IMB as FBC Oxford increases our commitment to the unreached of southern Mexico and other places as the Father leads. The local church is the center of global mission and we're looking forward to this next challenge.

This season of service as full-time cross-cultural workers has been all good. We treasure the deep friendships that we developed in Costa Rica, Peru, and Mexico. We pray that the unfinished work will be finished soon. Here are a few prayer requests that we wanted to share with you:
  • Pray for the unreached of southern Mexico. There are still many communities without access to the Gospel or a healthy church.
  • Pray for the team of workers in Oaxaca. The Father has put together a great team with so many gifts. Pray that they will not grow weary in the work in southern Mexico.
  • Pray for us as we transition back the USA. Buying a house, adjusting to the USA, and starting new jobs are exciting but also stressful times.
Thank you all for your partnership and for 'holding the rope' over these past 9+ years. You have been a VITAL part of all that God has done in and through us.

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

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